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Why does anyone get a prepaid SIM anyway, you ask? But there are various reasons and benefits to doing so.
First, the technicalities: If you hate being shackled by a contract, there’s none to bind you, plus it’s easy to purchase, register and use. Put it in your extra devices, tablet, spare phone, or lend it to your teen temporarily so you can always have a way to contact them.
Then the cost: You only pay for what you use, so you might save a lot if you’re not a power user (yes, prepaid SIM plans include data and IDD calls too).
While there are so many providers that offer SIM-only plans at unbeatable prices right now, savvy users will look for the best value in addition to affordability.
If you’re still considering which prepaid SIM to get, one of the best providers is Singtel. Here are the top 5 reasons why Singtel’s prepaid SIMs are good value for both yourself and your teen.
1. Enjoy good value on SG’s fastest network
Singtel has been crowned as Singapore’s fastest network based on IMDA and Ookla® 2020 speedtests. The network also reaches 99.9% of Singapore and LTE900 provides better mobile signal penetration for consistent coverage even when underground.
One boon of prepaid SIMs is that you only pay for what you use with a long validity period. This means there’s no bill shock, not to mention the freedom of not being tied to a contract, and you don’t run the risk of having your connection suddenly “expiring”.
Other value perks Singtel offers are free caller ID (essential!), plus a range of affordable top-ups and data plans such as the YAY! prepaid monthly plan (15GB for $19.90; new users who sign up by 31 Dec 2020 enjoy 30GB for $19.90 for 6 months) and 20GB ($25) / 40GB ($30) data plans.
2. Attractive promotions to get more bang for your buck (like BTS merch!)
Oooh, fans of BTS/BT21 will swoon at the current gift-with-purchase promotion Singtel is running from Dec 2020 to Feb 2021!
For those who have seen these cute characters around, they are actually characters created by South Korean super boy band BTS in conjunction with LINE Friends.
Don’t play-play, this K-pop group of 7 guys has taken the world by storm. Did you know that BTS became the first K-pop artist to present and perform at the Grammy Awards? Since their formation in 2013, they’ve now achieved number one status on iTunes in over 91 countries and regions, have over 26 million subscribers on YouTube and enjoy the credit of being the first K-pop band in history to top the US album charts. Whoa!
- Dec 2020: BT21 Tote Bag (1 design)
- Jan 2021: BT21 Reusable Mask (7 designs)
- Feb 2021: BT21 Pen with charm (7 designs)
It’s super simple to collect them all — to get your hands on some cool BT21 merch*, all you need to do is to:
- Buy a new hi! SIM Card ($8 / $15 / $38), OR
- Top up with a $25 20GB or $30 40GB data plan
*While stocks last
Did we mention you can get the cards online with free delivery thrown in?
|Online channels (free delivery)||Physical stores|
|For hi! SIM Card purchase only.
||Visit any of these outlets and redeem instantly.
Find out more about the Singtel Prepaid BT21 promotion here.
In addition, Singtel is running a sure-win Christmas giveaway for prepaid users in hi!App from now till 31 Dec 2020, with $300,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. Simply top up with a $30 (40GB) data plan and you’ll get a sure-win prize instantly! Stand to win a Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G, a laptop, $500 cash, 20GB data and more.
Plus, new users get additional FREE 1,000 mins + 200 IDD mins with their $30 (40GB) data plan when they enter “XMASNEW” after activating the new SIM card.
To redeem the sure-win prize, enter promo code “XMASWIN” in hi!App (Profile Tab > Promo Code) after top-up. Download hi!App from the App Store or on Google Play.
3. You’re big K-drama fans
You and your teen are true-blue K-drama fans. While some people are still talking about CLoY (Crash Landing on You) or Hotel Del Luna, You’ve since progressed to It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Start-Up, The Uncanny Counter, and you’re pining for the release of Kingdom Season 3 in 2021.
The good thing about getting a Singtel prepaid plan is that there’s free 30-day Viu Premium bundled with prepaid SIM card purchase and data plans — yes, on top of the BT21 merch!
You just need to:
- Buy a new prepaid hi! SIM Card ($8/$15/$38); or
- Top up with a 20GB $25 / 40GB $30 data plan
Viu Premium means you’ll get unlimited downloads and ad-free viewing of all your favourite K-dramas in Full HD quality. There are other Asian movies and dramas available on the platform as well, so go on and indulge together!
4. Ease and convenience
Who’s got time to hunt down prepaid SIM card shops for purchase and top-up, especially when you’re so busy living your best life (or swamped with #adulting tasks)?
Singtel’s prepaid SIM cards are available islandwide for purchase and top-up, so you can just pick them up along the way to a meeting, or on the way back from running an errand or after driving your teen to class.
To purchase a Singtel prepaid SIM card
- Singtel website: Buy the prepaid SIM of your choice and get the SIM card delivered to your home for free
- Singtel’s official Lazada, Shopee or Qoo10 stores (use your coins or rack up points)
Once you receive the goods, activate the prepaid SIM on hi!App with an easy self-registration. Then you’re all set!
You can also pick up a prepaid SIM at any Singtel Shop, 7-Eleven, Cheers or at an authorised prepaid retailer near you.
To top up your Singtel prepaid SIM card
Topping up is simple, with over 3,000 convenient locations islandwide, as well as online. Some picks:
- Singtel hi!App (Get free 15% bonus when you top up via hi!App and free 1GB on your first top-up)
- Singtel hi!Account
- Singtel Shops and Singtel Exclusive Retailers
- AXS Stations
- SAM kiosks
- DBS / POSB / OCBC ATMs
- 7-Eleven / Cheers / Sheng Siong stores
- SPC / Caltex / Shell petrol kiosks
- Kopitiam Top-up Kiosks
In bold: Digital self-service channels
Did you know?
- Singtel has launched a new NETS Click payment mode on hi!App. So you can enjoy the ease of a one-click top-up using your NETS ATM card, without keying in the card number each time.
- You can also set up recurring top-ups, view your account balance, top up your teens’ prepaid SIM but bill to your existing Singtel postpaid line for one consolidated statement and payment.
5. Earn rewards with every top-up
Last but not least, you can earn rewards with every top-up made to your Singtel prepaid SIM. Every $1 top-up earns you 1 coin with hi!Rewards. Redeem perks via hi!App such as free data, attractive merchant rewards and more.
Want to get more value for less effort and cost? Find out more about Singtel Prepaid Plans here.
Singtel Prepaid SIM: How to Buy & Top Up Online, Plus Exclusive Promos